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John Blanton
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Birth: 1761, USA
Death: Nov., 1840
Red River County
Texas, USA

John Blanton was born about 1761, probably in Virginia. He lived in Tennessee, Alabama and Arkansas before he entered Red River County in the Republic of Texas on 12 July 1836. Two days later he enlisted with Captain William Becknell's Company of Mounted Volunteer Rangers called the Red River Blues. He stated his age as 75. This Company has been determined to be an early unit of the Texas Rangers.

John Blanton died in November 1840 in Red River County. His burial place is unknown. The marker and Texas Ranger Cross were erected in his memory. 
Blanton Creek Cemetery
Red River County
Texas, USA
Created by: Debbie Blanton McCoy
Record added: Jun 23, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 131750092
John Blanton
Added by: Debbie Blanton McCoy
John Blanton
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